Author Talk and Reception at Connell House

We invite you to join us at Connell House this Thursday night at 7:30 pm to hear Jacques Poitras discuss his latest book, Imaginary Line: Life on an unfinished border.

Author Talk and Reception

Poitras will be discussing the book, revealing a few surprises, and debating his conclusions.  This event is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for purchase and Jacques will be pleased to sign your copy.

Where: The Honourable Charles Connell House
128 Connell Street, Woodstock, NB
(506) 328-9706
When: October 27, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Goose Lane Editions – “Jacques’ research and literary talents present a sterling historical and present-day account of the New Brunswick/Maine border. Imaginary Line presents the area as a microcosm of Canada/U.S. relations, as politicians and corporations try to influence and alter the shape and permeance of the border. Poitras goes behind the headlines and reveals the communities that have been fractured apart by political machinations, giving us a complete look at a border that is sometimes very difficult to find.”

Jacques Poitras – “My newest book, Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, was published by Goose Lane Editions in September 2011. It tells the story of the international border between the province of New Brunswick and the state of Maine, the oldest section of the line dividing Canada and the United States. The book will take the reader on a journey from one end of the boundary to the other, recounting how the drawing and the enforcement of the border has affected the people and communities along it.”

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The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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